Who should comply with good manufacturing practices in the company?
When we talk about good manufacturing practices in the manufacturing sector, we may think that it refers to all manufacturing sectors, but in reality it is a basic tool to obtain safe products for human consumption.
Generally, they focus on hygiene and the way of handling in the food or pharmaceutical sector. These Good Manufacturing Practices, or known by their acronym GMP, are very useful for the development of processes and products for human consumption and guarantee a safe, healthy and innocuous production.
They constitute a set of basic principles with the objective of guaranteeing that products are manufactured under adequate sanitary conditions and that the risks inherent to production and distribution are reduced.
Good Manufacturing Practices have a very wide application, since they take care of the quality of almost everything that is manufactured at the industrial level. Among the most relevant industries (but not restricted to) where GMP have action, are the following industries:
Examples of bpm in food
In the January 28th post, we talked about the importance of documented information management to organizational knowledge. Today we continue analyzing the importance of documented information, detailing new aspects: typologies, good practices, as well as the importance of documented information in organizations.
When analyzing the information handled in organizations, two main sources can be categorized: information of external origin (issued by entities external to the organization) and information of internal origin (generated by the people who make up the organization), in both cases it is necessary to determine what is necessary to ensure effective operation.
The documents of internal origin are differentiated into two branches, those that are the result of standardization, of a method and/or work tool, such as policies, procedures, instructions, etc., and those that are objective evidence of the execution of an activity or evidence of compliance with the requirements, through internal records.
Good manufacturing practices examples
GMP are the procedures that are part of a food quality system and are applied throughout the food processing chain (receipt of raw materials, storage, fractioning and processing, packaging, transport and distribution).
The main objective of GMPs is to obtain safe products for human consumption, which focuses on hygiene and proper food handling in order to avoid health risks to the consumer. Many foodborne diseases are due to a lack of knowledge or misuse of GMPs.
Good Manufacturing Practices pdf
Good Manufacturing Practices emerged in response to serious issues related to the lack of safety, purity and efficacy of food and drugs. The antecedents date back to 1906, in the United States, when the Federal Food & Drugs Act (FDA) was created.
Food industries play a very important role in terms of food safety for human beings, for this they need to comply and implement the handling regulations and preventive food control system such as: GMP and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), to ensure a quality and safe product, and that the consumer feels the security of eating the food offered by each food processing company.
In order to implement GMPs, every industry must have a basic sanitation plan; the plan contains the different procedures that a food industry must comply with to reduce the risks of contamination of the products manufactured in each of the industries, as well as to ensure the management of basic sanitation programs that include at least the following programs.